Laurie Sanderson, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of commercial leasing. Laurie represents a wide variety of private and public sector landlords and tenants. She has extensive experience in long-term ground leasing, pre-construction leasing, and the unique requirements of Crown corporations. She is a trusted advisor to her clients on issues unique to commercial leasing including operating cost and realty tax allocations and recovery, the appropriate selection and application of measurement standards to achieve financial objectives, subleasing, best practices for securing covenants given the unique treatment of commercial leases in bankruptcy, risk allocation and insurance matters, repair and restoration obligations, environmental due diligence both before and at the conclusion of the term of the lease, operating covenants and radius restrictions. Laurie has been consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Legal 500 Canada. In 2017, she was named an “Acritas Star”and received the Best Lawyers 2017 Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" award in Ottawa.